Originally Posted by pluto6
I think lots of people will mind. I've got to the point that I won't buy a premium game if it has IAP. They all feel like they are just trying to suck my money, not improve my gaming experience.
As long as the game is balanced after premium players who purchase no additional aid, making the IAPs fully optional, which is what Dark Meadow now might be, that feeling is purely irrational and emotive, and can be overcome with a bit of self-inflicted therapy
Or, witty banter aside, in such a case, the IAP has absolutely no effect on gameplay, and I think that the only reason most players would have anything against such a system is the suspicion
that the game might really be balanced to encourage or require IAP purchases. But most of the time, half an hour of gameplay will reveal if this is the case. I've heard very little complaints (apart from a few overzealous forum voices) over the IAP in the Infinity Blade series, most probably since most of us barely notice it is there, and never feel we need it to progress.
IAP that offers competitive advantages in online multiplayer, or IAP as a way to sell a game for many times the appropriate price point, now, that's the bad stuff. Fully optional IAP that has no effect on players that choose to ignore it is right up there after IAP for cosmetic effect on the harmlessness scale, and it seems to be that the only reason such IAP mechanics have garnered a bad rep is an irrational (but fully understandable, given recent Gameloft shenanigans, and similar schemes) anti-IAP hype.
If we could shed that reaction to harmless IAP, iOS devs would be free to explore additional ways of making iOS development more profitable without such massively negative reactions to harmless implementations of real-world purchases. Which would really benefit us all, in the end
And for something completely different: was Retina support removed from Dark Meadow for iPhone 4, or was it never in there to being with? I canna even recall how it looked before, but the game is not retinafied now. Both text, textures, hud elements and edges of creatures are jagged and slightly blurry.